Breast Cancer Detection in Histopathology Images using ResNet101 Architecture


  • Maie Istighosah University Amikom Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Andi Sunyoto University Amikom Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Tonny Hidayat University Amikom Yogyakarta, Indonesia




ResNet101, Augmentation, Bilateral Filtered, Image Enhancement, Color Normalization.


Cancer is a significant challenge in many fields, especially health and medicine. Breast cancer is among the most common and frequent cancers in women worldwide. Early detection of cancer is the main step for early treatment and increasing the chances of patient survival. As the convolutional neural network method has grown in popularity, breast cancer can be easily identified without the help of experts. Using BreaKHis histopathology data, this project will assess the efficacy of the CNN architecture ResNet101 for breast cancer image classification. The dataset is divided into two classes, namely 1146 malignant and 547 benign. The treatment of data preprocessing is considered. The implementation of data augmentation in the benign class to obtain data balance between the two classes and prevent overfitting. The BreaKHis dataset has noise and uneven color distribution. Approaches such as bilateral filtering, image enhancement, and color normalization were chosen to enhance image quality. Adding flatten, dense, and dropout layers to the ResNet101 architecture is applied to improve the model performance. Parameters were modified during the training stage to achieve optimal model performance. The Adam optimizer was used with a learning rate 0.0001 and a batch size of 32. Furthermore, the model was trained for 100 epochs. The accuracy, precision, recall, and f1-score results are 98.7%, 98.73%, 98.7%, and 98.7%, respectively. According to the results, the proposed ResNet101 model outperforms the standard technique as well as other architectures.

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Istighosah, M., Sunyoto, A. ., & Hidayat, T. . (2023). Breast Cancer Detection in Histopathology Images using ResNet101 Architecture. Sinkron : Jurnal Dan Penelitian Teknik Informatika, 8(4), 2138-2149.